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Use education to create self employment: President Kovind to students

The president was speaking at a convocation ceremony in Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in Himachal Pradesh. Kovind accompanied by his wife arrived in Shimla on Sunday on a six-day visit to the state. Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, he said, “Several enthusiastic youths have opted for their own ventures in agri sector after ... Read More »

Syria says capital ‘completely secure’, IS ousted

Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. A state television presenter said the recovery of al-Hajar al-Aswad meant the area south of Damascus had been completely cleared of insurgents. The ultra-hardline jihadist group now controls only two besieged desert ... Read More »

India demolish Australia in Thomas and Uber Cup Final

While Indian women’s team, led by Saina Nehwal, notched up a dominating 4-1 win against Australia in the second Group A match of the Uber Cup, the men’s team blanked their Australia counterparts 5-0 in the Thomas Cup Final later in the day. After going down 1-4 to Canada in the opening match, Saina and Co seemed to get their ... Read More »

Kumaraswamy meets Rahul, Sonia Gandhi ahead of swearing-in

The leaders are believed to have given final touches to power-sharing arrangements in Karnataka including ministerial berths and a common agenda of an alliance. As B S Yeddyurappa stepped down as the chief minister without facing the floor test in the state Assembly as the Bharatiya Janata Party fell short of numbers, All eyes were on JD(S) leader HD  Kumaraswamy who met Congress president ... Read More »

US will put ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on Iran: Pompeo

“We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime. The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness,” Pompeo said in his first major foreign policy address since moving to the State Department from the CIA. “The sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change course from the unacceptable and unproductive ... Read More »

Exciting CSK-SRH battle on cards for spot in IPL final

A slight net run-rate difference separated the two teams which finished the league stage on 18 points. The riveting contest at the Wankhede Stadium will spell out who goes directly to the May 27 final, also scheduled at this venue, with the winner guaranteed a spot in the summit clash and the loser left to play Qualifier 2 in Kolkata ... Read More »

Mercury settles at 44.2 deg Celsius on hottest day in Delhi

The reading was given by the Palam observatory. However, the Safdarjung observatory, whose reading is considered official for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. “The minimum temperatures recorded by Palam and Safdarjung observatories are 27 degrees and 25.5 degrees Celsius, respectively,” a MeT official said. The humidity levels oscillated between 47 and ... Read More »